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By On March 19th, 2016

Faith-Based Approach to Sexual Abuse Prevention

Written by Lydia D’Ross, Ordained Minister and Outreach Chaplain for RENEWAL at Brookhaven Hospital No faith community is free from the risk of children being harmed by sexual abuse. Faith based organizations have a wonderful opportunity to serve in their community, and to provide services to prevent, recognize and respond to child sexual abuse. As…

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By On October 30th, 2014

From Point A to Point B: Healing and Maturity of Soul

Written by: Lydia D’Ross, Renewal Program Outreach Chaplain and ordained minister Do you ever plan something, and wonder how to get from point A to point B?  Sometimes it takes a bit of research, planning, or talking to someone about it. We all need healing and maturity of soul.  As we begin to learn to…

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By On August 6th, 2014

The Lasting Damages of Sexual Abuse in the Church

One in every four girls report being sexually abused before the age of eighteen. One in every six women report rape at one point in their life and one in twenty men and women report sexual violence other than rape. Countless others remain silent. This type of abuse occurs around the world and recent years…

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By On July 25th, 2013

Four Belief Systems That Support Spiritual Abuse

As spiritual abuse continues to make headlines, with the latest being allegations against a well-known international ministry, we often focus on the individual’s directly responsible, and with good reason. But, we should also remember that repeated abuse like those described do not usually happen in a vacuum. There are often conditions and beliefs that exist…

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By On June 10th, 2013

Can Churches Properly Address Sexual Abuse?

Christian counselors know better than almost anyone else about the failings of the church, especially in the area of mental health and/or abuse. Of course, we often don’t hear the good side of the story, because no one comes to a counselor or psychologist to speak about how well their abuse was handled. No, we…

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By On May 14th, 2013

Helping Pastors Help The Victims of Sexual Abuse

In a recent blog post for Biblical Seminary’s Faculty Blog, Phil Monroe shared an anecdote from a meeting with a couple Christian prosecutors from at least five different states. Not a single one of the prosecutors could remember a time when a pastor attended hearings in support of a victim of sexual abuse, however they…

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By On March 19th, 2013

Finding The Right Counselor For Sexual Abuse Treatment

Sexual abuse can happen to anyone, and the constant news stories about assaults, rapes, and all other kinds of sexual violence are enough to remind many that anyone they know could have been sexually abused. The new level of discourse is also finally making many victims feel safe to speak out about past and recent…

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By On March 5th, 2013

Why “Sexy Wife” Language Hurts Some Women

In the modern world, being a good Christian wife could have very different meanings for many different women. The modern world is far more overtly sexual, and the wife’s role as it is laid out in the Bible is often understood as a demand to please their husband. Christian wives feel dual pressures to please…

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